People are totally successful when they rent at a reasonable rate. The fat cats are already booked at the expensive hotels. The people looking now are social workers, teachers, family groups who want to take grandma, couples who met while volunteering on the 08 campaign and got married! They are prepared to pay around $300.00 a night for an apt. – which to them is a huge amount – but worth it. Have a spare bedroom in your house? $200 is reasonable. Seriously – I have 27 parties who wanted my apt. They all sound great -and have already bought tickets to get here. As a world traveler myself, I am a bit obsessive about offering hospitality to the traveler, but really, it is easy to be hospitible, make a damn good profit, and help someone fulfill a lifetime dream all at the same time.